Expert panel highlights opportunity for private-sector collaboration in targeting global health issues

March 1, 2007 by PATH

Washington State is quickly becoming a world center for global health. Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has accelerated efforts to address complex global health issues. Collaboration between nonprofit organizations and the business sector is playing an increasingly important role in finding solutions to the greatest global health problems.

Dr. Jacqueline Sherris, Vice President at PATH, participated in a recent panel discussion emphasizing the need for governments and businesses to work together to improve global health. Hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest, the panel explored topics relevant to the business community such as strategic grantmaking, guidelines for sharing information, and strategies for successful involvement of business in global health.

Other panelists included Erik Iverson, Associate General Counsel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Craig Nakagawa, Chief Operating Officer of Village Reach; and Dr. Ann Marie Kimball, Professor and Director, Asia Pacific Economic Corporation at the University of Washington. Dr. Jack Faris, President of Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, moderated the panel.

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Posted March 1, 2007.